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I love spring. I love tulips and I love all the colors of spring flowers that can make a beautiful spring landscape. I have been collecting photos of some of the tulip color combinations I have seen around town so I can make a plan for my garden. I hope these photos give you a […]
The “garden gals” visited Lavender Acres in Meridian, Idaho to learn about pruning lavender in the spring, Grosso lavender specifically. Donna gave us a quick demonstration using the electric pruners and if you have a lot of lavender, you will need the electric shears, too. But, if not, the long handled pruners will work as […]
Several times in the past 2 weeks, I have stopped to admire the tulips in my garden. The flowers are larger, the leaves are larger, the stems are longer! I know it’s not my imagination. I remember some springs where a particular group of tulips near my sidewalk, barely bloomed- the size of a golf […]
Here is a short video on planting some home made seed tape. It’s March and the weather is warming up- nights are below freezing but just barely and the day time temps are in the 50’s. This seed tape I made with a strip of toilet paper and glued the radish seeds with simple water […]
How many times have you stepped outside, done a little gardening and then realized you left sometime indoors that you need right now? So you go traipsing through the kitchen, down the carpeted hall and retrieve it. Retracing your steps, you realize you have left a long muddy trail that would put Hansel and Gretel […]
A beautiful plant in spring is (above) the glossy ornamental ginger. These plants require DEEP shade and moist soil. Can’t wait for the lillies of the valley (left) to bloom. They have a sweet fragrance and delicate little white flowers just right for a miniature vase. These are finally spreading- I have had them in […]
I just took this photo this AM, experimenting with a new camera. This worker bee has been busy gathering pollen from the crocuses. Notice his hairy back legs are full of pollen and he has collected some on his front legs as well. The pollen is sometimes referred to as “bee-bread”, and when mixed with […]